“Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.”
“Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.”
Joy and rejoicing has the capacity to invoke God’s power on the life and situation of a believer Hab. 3:17-19. Remember, power by definition is simply the ability to do work or make things happen. In essence, joy and rejoicing will unleash the ability of God on the believer; this will make things beyond natural capacity of the believer to happen. Close looks at scriptures show that every great man has the common denominator of joyfulness. They all had their share of storms of life, but they maintained the attitude of joyfulness which resulted in their breakthrough into greatness. Examples are Abraham Rms. 4:17-21; Moses Exo. 15:1-2; Job Job 13:15-16; David Psa. 34:1; Paul Php. 4:4.
Joy is a virtue of the heart, but with clear evidence on the outward life of the individual. The evidence of Joy in the heart is rejoicing, which will result in thanksgiving and eventual praise Jms. 5:13. Again today in our study, we shall take a look at what is in joy that makes it powerful. Be blessed with fresh insight in Jesus name.
The Power of Joy.
Scriptures make us to understand that God can only be found in the atmosphere of joy and rejoicing Psa. 16:11. Weeping, sorrow of heart and gnashing of teeth is the atmosphere that attracts Satan. Therefore, when a believer makes the choice for joy and rejoicing, he has invoked the hand of God into his affairs. Remember, when God stretches His hand to work, nothing and no person is strong enough to turn it back Isa. 14:27; 43:13.
Redemption offers the believer great promises in life, but the actual possession of the promises is the reality of each one 2Pet. 1:4; Acts 20:32; Deut. 2:24. One reason for the frustrating experience of many believers is the knowledge of the promises and the inability to take delivery of them in reality Eccl. 10:15. Scriptures show us that the cheap way to possess our possessions in the kingdom is to engage the virtue of joy and rejoicing Isa. 12:3.
In order for the believer to maintain his joy and keep rejoicing, he must beware of questioning God Job 9:4; Matt. 11:6. Whatever seems to be going wrong, God is not to blame; the believer should check where he has broken the hedge.
Jesus is Lord!
Father in the name of Jesus, pour on me the oil of joy to keep the joy of the Lord flowing in me always henceforth Psa. 45:7.
For everything in your life, I want you to take your time and celebrate God all through today.
I decree the oil of joy be poured afresh on your life right now!
Whatever has made your heart to stoop is turned to you for a celebration right now!